Category: opinion

College Debt Reform Possible if Democrats Take Office

All of the 2020 democratic candidates want big change   BY OWEN FERGUSON, STAFF WRITER Since 2006, we’ve seen college debt triple across the nation. With the total U.S. college debt now at upwards of 1.5 trillion dollars, it’s obvious that…

Course Evaluation Changes Leaves Students Wanting More

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER On April 3, the Faculty Senate endorsed the 14 recommendations of the Effective Teaching Committee to change the course evaluation process. Two of the three motions passed unanimously, and one had one dissenting vote. As…

College Republicans vs GMU Democrats

Republicans and Democrats side-by-side take on 2020 election The Greatest Show on Earth   BY IAN WAITE, COLLEGE REPUBLICANS’ CONTRIBUTOR On the morning of election day 2016, Reuters/Ipsos State of the Nation polling gave former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…

George Mason Doesn’t Do Enough for its Jewish Students

BY MCKENNA BATES, CONTRIBUTOR Over the course of my three years at Mason, I have been involved with advocating for Jewish students on campus. Whether that be through fighting for Hebrew classes to be taught, working to pass resolutions in Student…

Why is Marxism Still Cool?

BY STEPHEN JONES, CONTRIBUTOR Of all the ideologies that plague academia, the worst may be Marxism. The founder of Marxism is philosopher Karl Marx, author of “The Communist Manifesto.”. Being that Marxism and its offspring communism have inspired brainwashing, gulags, mass…

How to Breathe After “Leaving Neverland”

Making sense of the four-hour HBO documentary BY PETER NJOROGE, STAFF WRITER Relationships can be complicated. Due to, HBO’s recently released “Leaving Neverland,” an incredibly conflicting documentary, many Americans have arrived at an important fork in the road concerning their relationship…

Course Evaluation Power Grab

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER At the end of the semester, professors give students final course grades, and students give professors final course evaluations. Some professors want to change that. On Wednesday, April 3, the George Mason University Faculty Senate…

What IZZ Activism

Izz LaMagdeleine, COPY CHIEF When people learn my name, they always have to repeat it. “Izz?” they ask with a hint of confusion. My favorite way to react, if I am not tired and can think straight, is to ask,…

Why Mason’s food is the best in the state

Move over JMU and VT BY OWEN FERGUSON, SCRIBE If you’ve ever lived on campus or eaten in the dining halls at Mason, you know the food all too well. If we’re being honest, it’s pretty great, not to mention the…

The Argument for Wingdings

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT, ACTIONS AND REPERCUSSIONS ADVISOR I have never found myself a fan of the traditional 12-point font, New Times Roman jazz. It has always felt too boring, and if I’m being honest,  too easy to read. When peers, professors…